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How many of you took a break from work for more than a month? Does such breaks help? I don’t know if its covid effect on our work style or the 13-15 hour work days. I feel a complete break from internet would be amazing!!!

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Took 6 months off to visit family & travel with them. Loved being home with my parents, caught up to sleep, cousins, & friends.

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This doesn’t really count, but I took 13 of the 16 week paternity leave I was allowed at my last company. Most time I’ve ever had off in my life (previously 2-weeks...). My wife also had about 6+ months off overlapping my time (teacher/timed over summer)...it was our 2nd kid, older kid was in pre-k 3 all day. Went on a ton of day-dates, exercised every day- fortunately didn’t end up with a 3rd kid...almost too much time off for me (I like to work), but a very unique experience that helped our relationship Unfortunately, the project I was leading- my boss didn’t help while I was out at all (only needed relationship mgmt...not deliverable help) and my deputy was out for a month on military leave...and the hold the fort/acting-PM put in their 2-weeks with about 6-weeks to go in my leave, so I came back 3-weeks early and everything was a shit-show from then on...

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A week off is good, two is great. Removing yourself from the pressure helps a lot.

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